Saturday, 7 February 2015

Mung beans and chick peas

Well, maybe this is not a recipe. But I need to share this anyway. I was so happy when I found packages with 5kg of chick peas and mung beans :-)

Perfect for curries, soups, sprouts, spicy, and ayurvedic dishes!

Hot regards,

More peppers and repotting the old ones


10 varieties have already germinated. According to my old notes, that is pretty quick. I've become interested in growing according to the phases of the moon. Being a beginner in that field, I think that I started the seeds at the right time. A couple of days before full moon. More about this later...

The varieties that have germinated are:

  • Peru yellow
  • Dedo de moca
  • Chiltepe Guatemala
  • Fidalgo roxa
  • Habanero Red
  • Piriz
  • Trepadeiro Werner
  • Cheiro roxa    chinense
  • Congo yellow
  • Habanero orange

I started a few more today.

  • Aji dulce, Cuba
  • Tepin amarillo, North Mexico
  • Wild Brasil
  • Kauto, hot habanero, Nicaragua
  • Orange Malawi

Now I think I'm pretty happy. And won't start any more peppers for this year :-)

Here are the small ones. Under artificial light.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Starting 2015

Here we go again! A tradition more fun than Christmas :-)

For over 20 years, I've been growing chiles, so it sure is a tradition. I checked my old posts, and this is how it looked five years ago.

So actually, there is not so much to say about the starting-the-pepper-year-procedure :-) I let the the pictures talk for themselves.

These are the ones we grow so far this year.
  1. Malagueta middle size, Capsicum frutescens
  2. Biquinho, Capsicum chinense
  3. Datil, Capsicum chinense
  4. Rocopica
  5. Cheiro, Capsicum chinense
  6. Peru yellow, Capsicum baccatum
  7. Dedo de moca, Capsicum baccatum
  8. Chiltepe Guatemala, round, Capsicum annuum
  9. Fidalgo roxa, Capsicum chinense
  10. Habanero Red, Capsicum chinense
  11. Piriz, Capsicum baccatum
  12. Habanero yellow, Capsicum chinense
  13. Trepadeiro Werner, Capsicum baccatum
  14. CGN 21500, Capsicum chinense
  15. Cheiro roxa, Capsicum chinense
  16. Congo yellow, Capsicum chinense
  17. Habanero orange, Capsicum chinense
Hot regards,

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all of you!

I have changed my homepage, and sort of modernized if. So now it should work better with mobile phones and devices with different screen resolutions.

Surf in, have a look, and please let me know if you find something strange or if there are some bug. The address is the same -

Hot regards,

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Dedo de moça


These dedo de moça look like the ones I've been growing for 15+ years. But they are slightly hotter. Or actually, more than slightly. But they are delicious.

We had these on crisp bread for lunch. Wonderful :-)

Wishing you a great weekend!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

End of August


A small update. Not much happening with the plants right now. All of them are out on the balcony, and I have not decided if I will save some for the winter. There are some nice varieties, and I like to have a quick start in 2015. So probably I will save a few. Maybe at least one of my malaguetas. We'll see. It depends on how they look in a couple of weeks :-)

Here are the ones that I picked today. For lunch. To the left, there is a baccatum. A no-name. And to the right is a chinense - Rio. Both with their distinctive taste. Not to mention the smell. When I slice them, the smell is absolutely fantastic! It almost fills the whole kitchen!

Wishing you all a great week!


Friday, 15 August 2014



Another one from Brazil!

This plant is from seeds that I got in Brazil last year. The pods were really, really tiny. A couple of millimeters, so I thought that something was wrong. Now I can see that these pods are not bigger.

So it's the smallest malagueta I have grown.

The flowers are typical frutescens.

And, here is the tiny pod. Maybe a half centimeter.
The plant is very nice looking. The leaves are (sort of) greener than my other plants.

I hope it has the time to produce some nice pods. The nights are getting cooler, but I expect them to be able to stay out on the balcony for another month.

More later!

Wishing you all a great weekend to come!